Defensive patent publishing

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February 6, 2011
Center for the Study of Innovative Freedom
by Stephan Kinsella  
Posted in Commentary

"Unfortunately, if you fail to patent your own inventions, then the risk is some other company may later independently invent and patent it, and sue you, forcing you to pay damages or even stop using your own invention (there is no general defense for prior users or independent inventors). In response to this unfortunate situation, one thing you can do is make your invention public in such a way that it becomes part of the public 'prior art' to make it more difficult for someone to later file a patent on that invention." (02/04/11)  


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